[ Star Wars Books ]

[Star Wars Books RSS Feed][Star Wars Books Twitter][Star Wars Books Facebook]

Search[][][]

[Home]
[A Guide to using Star Wars Books]
[Articles and Features]
[Release Schedule]
[Timeline]
[The Old Republic]
[Rise of the Empire]
[The Clone Wars]
[The Rebellion]
[The New Republic]
[The New Jedi Order]
[The Legacy of the Force]
[Fate of the Jedi]
[Infinities Books]
[Book Reviews]
[Children's Books]
[Audio Books]
[Reviews]
[Sop4...]
[Site Updates]
[Links]
[Contact Us]
[] Bookmark and Share


advertisement

[ News Review and Archive ]
September 2013

[ News Archive... ]
The following news items were posted on Star Wars Books & Comics during September 2013:
[]

NEW RELEASE . . .

Wednesday 25th September
[] []
[Available now...] Legacy II #7: Outcasts of the Broken Ring (part 2)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman et al.
Dark Horse Comics ( [US] & [UK] [import])

Approximately 138 years after the Battle of Yavin:
After a terrible vision of Empress Fel being struck down by a Sith, Ania Solo and Imperial Knight Jao ignore direct orders and set out in search of the murdering Sith. It’s the right thing to do . . . but it’s also scratching their itch for adventure!

[This story occurs during The Legacy of the Force era.]
[]
[]

NEWS . . .

Wednesday 25th September
[]
[Dark Horse Digital] Digital e-comic releases this week
Dark Horse Comics has added the following Star Wars digital comic titles to their Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] e-comic store this week:

Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] purchases can currently be viewed on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, an Android enabled tablet or smartphone or any modern web browser.

[]
[]

NEW RELEASES . . .

Tuesday 24th September
[] []
[Available now...] Empire & Rebellion: Razor's Edge
Hardback Novel, e-Book & Audio Book by Martha Wells
Del Rey ( [US] & [UK] [import])

Approximately 3 years after the Battle of Yavin:
Harassment by the Empire are hindering completion of a new secret base on the ice planet Hoth. So when merchants offer much-needed materials for sale, Princess Leia and Han Solo head out to negotiate a deal. But when treachery forces the rebels to flee into pirate territory, Leia makes a shocking discovery: the fierce marauders come from Leia’s homeworld of Alderaan! And they are in debt to a pirate armada, which will gladly ransom the princess to the vengeful Empire...more

[This story occurs during The Rebellion era.]
[]
[]
[] []
[ Available now... ] Legacy: Book 2
Hardback Graphic Novel by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema et al.
Titan Books ( [UK] )

Approximately 137 years after the Battle of Yavin:
A century after the death of Darth Vader, the Sith have returned and the galaxy is on the brink of war. The one hope for stopping the Sith lies with ex-Jedi and would-be pirate Cade Skywalker, the last of the Skywalker lineage. But Cade has plans of his own...more

Collates Alliance, The Hidden Temple, Vector (Chapter Four) and Storms.

[This story occurs during The Legacy of the Force era.]
[]
[]
[] []
[ The Clone Wars Magazine: issue 20] Star Wars: The Clone Wars Magazine #20
Children's Magazine
Titan Magazines ( [US] )

Between 22 and 19 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Featuring
two comic stories, Seeds and The Runaway Ride; plus puzzles, games and competitions.

Cover subject to change.

[This story occurs during The Rise of the Empire era.]
[]
[]

NEW RELEASE . . .

Thursday 19th September
[] []
[The Clone Wars Comic #51] Star Wars: The Clone Wars Comic #51
Children's Comic Book
Titan Comics ( [UK] )

Between 22 and 19 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Featuring
original short comic story, Deadly Allies, plus puzzles, games and free cover gift!

[This story occurs during The Rise of the Empire era.]
[]
[]

NEW RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 18th September
[] []
[ Available now... ] Dark Times: A Spark Remains #3 (part 3 of 5)
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Randy Stradley, Doug Wheatley et al.
Dark Horse Comics ( [US] & [UK] [import])

Approximately 19 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Darth Vader readies an assassin for Jedi hunting while scouring the galaxy for hidden prey. Elsewhere, the Uhumele’s crew plots to strike down the Dark Lord himself, but the revelation of their own life-or-death secrets threatens to unravel everything!...more

[This story occurs during The Rise of the Empire era.]
[]
[]
[] []
[Available now...] Dark Times Volume 6: Fire Carrier
Graphic Novel by Randy Stradley, Doug Wheatley et al.
Dark Horse Books ( [US] )

Approximately 19 years before the Battle of Yavin:
On Coruscant, Darth Vader continues his obsession with ending all Jedi. Across the galaxy, Jedi Master K’Kruhk is on the run with a group of young Padawans. Forced to land on an Imperial-run planet, they hide with other refugees. Immediately, K’Kruhk senses something wrong. They must sneak away, and hope that they can escape the Empire...more

[This story occurs during The Rise of the Empire era.]
[]
[]
[] []
[Available now...] Star Wars Volume 1: In the Shadow of Yavin
Graphic Novel by Brian Wood, Carlos D'Anda, Gabe Eltaeb, Alex Ross et al.
Dark Horse Books ( [US] )

Approximately 2 months after the Battle of Yavin:
After the destruction of the Death Star, the Rebels are hounded by the Empire. Suspecting a spy in their ranks, Princess Leia forms a secret X-wing squadron—which includes Luke Skywalker—to expose the spy and find a safe home. Meanwhile, Han Solo and Chewbacca are sent on a covert mission!...
more

[]
[]

NEWS . . .

Wednesday 18th September
[]
[Dark Horse Digital] Digital e-comic releases this week
Dark Horse Comics has added the following Star Wars digital comic titles to their Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] e-comic store this week:

Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] purchases can currently be viewed on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, an Android enabled tablet or smartphone or any modern web browser.

[]
[]

NEWS . . .

Saturday 14th September
[]
[Dark Horse Comics] Comics for December 2013
In their latest solicitations, Dark Horse Comics has announced the following Star Wars comic titles due for release in December.
[The Star Wars #4] [] The Star Wars #4 (of 8)
Comic Book by J. W. Rinzler, Mike Mayhew, Rain Beredo, Nick Runge et al.
General Skywalker and Jedi-in-training Annikin Starkiller have a deadly encounter with mounted Stormtroopers! An encounter with outlaws in a cantina leads to a meeting with smuggler Han Solo! And a Jedi makes the ultimate sacrifice to save one of Princess Leia's younger brothers!
Duel in the desert!
Official eight-issue adaptation of George Lucas's original rough-draft screenplay for Star Wars!
THE CANTINA SCENE YOU DIDN'T SEE!
Available: December 4th 2013
[]
[Star Wars #11] [] Star Wars #12 (ongoing)
Comic Book by Brian Wood, Carlos D'Anda, Gabe Eltaeb, Hugh Fleming et al.
Shortly after the Battle of Yavin
After a battle with the Empire, it is a time of reunions, departures, and reassessments. Han and Chewie return from their mission to Coruscant, Luke deals with love lost, and Leia must accept greater responsibilities within the Rebellion. But first she has an important  announcement for the Rebel commanders...
• Artist Carlos D'Anda returns!

Available: December 11th 2013
[]
[Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows #1] [] Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows #1 (of 5)
Comic Book by Tim Siedell, Gabriel Guzman, Michael Atiyeh and Felipe Massafera et al.
Approximately 19 years before the Battle of Yavin
During the Clone Wars, a single trooper—left for dead during battle—comes to hate the Jedi generals who abandoned him. Years later, he lives on, bitter and angry, until hearing tales of a great warrior. Now, this clone believes he may have found the leader he should have been following all along . . . Darth Vader!
• All-new series starring Darth Vader!

Available: December 18th 2013
[]
[Dawn of the Jedi: Force War #2] [] Dawn of the Jedi: Force War #2 (of 5)
Comic Book by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons, Wes Dzioba et al.
Approximately 25,793 years before the Battle of Yavin
The Je'daii go on the offensive against the invading Rakatan Empire!
Xesh uses his Force Hound training to locate the Rakatan command center, which sparks an ambitious plan: infiltrate the enemy stronghold and kill the supreme commander. But Xesh has not accounted for a traitor in his own ranks!
• The war that determines the future of the Jedi!

Available: December 18th 2013
[]
[Legacy II #9] [] Legacy II #10: Outcasts of the Broken Ring (part 5)
Comic Book by Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman, Brian Thies, Livio Ramondelli et al.
Approximately 138 years after the Battle of Yavin
With a little help from her friends, Ania Solo is leading the Mon Calamari slaves to freedom . . . Don't bother telling her the odds of anyone coming out alive against an enormous force of armed pirates!
• The incredible future of the Star Wars galaxy!

Available: December 18th 2013
[]

Release dates subject to change.

[]  
  Discuss this story:[][Discuss this story on Facebook][][]
[]

NEWS . . .

Saturday 14th September
[]
[Dark Horse Comics] Upcoming Graphic Novels
In their latest solicitations, Dark Horse Comics has announced the following Star Wars graphic novel titles planned for US release in February 2014.
[] [] Legacy: Book 3
Hardback Graphic Novel by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema, Dave Ross, Dan Parsons et al.
Approximately 137 years after the Battle of Yavin
Last heir to the legacy of the Skywalkers, Cade Skywalker is ready to turn his back on the galaxy for good. But as the rumored death of Sith Emperor Darth Krayt sets into motion a struggle for power . . . it becomes clear to Cade that he is the true last hope for the galaxy. Collects Star Wars: Legacy Volumes 9–11, and Legacy #37–#40 from Legacy collection Volume 8.
Available: February 12th 2014 (US)
[]
[Dark Times Volume 7] [] Dark Times: Volume 7 - A Spark Remains
Graphic Novel by Randy Stradley, Douglas Wheatley, Dan Jackson, Benjamin Carré et al.
Approximately 19 years before the Battle of Yavin
Together with their old friend Dass Jennir and a new Jedi acquaintance, the crew of the Uhumele is plotting to take down the Galactic Emperor's second in command, Darth Vader! For this foolproof plan, they'll be offering something the Dark Lord won't be able to resist: Jedi.
Collects Star Wars: Dark Times - A Spark Remains #1–#5.
Available: February 26th 2014 (US)
[]

Release dates subject to change.

[]
  Discuss this story:[][Discuss this story on Facebook][][]
[]

NEWS . . .

Friday 13th September
[]
[The Star Wars] Exclusive preview for "The Star Wars" #2 at Comic Book Resources
ComicBookResources.com[External site - opens in a new window/tab] has an excluisve four-page preview for the second issue of The Star Wars due for release on 2nd October. Adapted from George Lucas's 1974 rough-draft screenplay by J.W. Rinzler with art by Mike Mayhew, this 8-part comic book adaptation is released by Dark Horse Comics.

 

[]
  Discuss this story:[][Discuss this story on Facebook][][]
[]

NEW RELEASE . . .

Friday 13th September
[] []
[Omnibus - Knights of the Old Republic: Volume 1] Omnibus: Knights of the Old Repulic - Volume 1
Omnibus Graphic Novel by John Jackson Miller, Brian Ching, Travel Foreman, Dustin Weaver et al.
Titan Books ( [UK] )

Approximately 3,963 years before the Battle of Yavin:
Padawan Zayne Carrick is suddenly a fugitive framed for the murder of his fellow Jedi-in-training. Little does the galaxy know, Zayne’s own Masters are behind the massacre and dead set on recovering him before he can reveal the truth.
Collects Knights of the Old Republic issues #0 thru #18 (previously published as Volume 1 - Commencement; Volume 2 - Flashpoint; and Volume 3 - Days of Fear, Nights of Anger).

[]
[]

NEW RELEASE . . .

Thursday 12th September
[]
[Available now...] Star Wars Insider #120
Magazine
Titan Magazines ( [UK] )

Star Wars Insider pays tribute to a Star Wars icon - Princess Leia. We also celebrate 10 years of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game. We reflect on the best bits of Star Wars Celebration Europe II. And we reveal more fantastic rare images from Episode VI.
Plus: the making of The Star Wars comic revealed; we look at how Star Wars roleplaying games sculpted the universe; artist and writer Jeffrey Brown shares exclusive outtakes from his latest book, Jedi Academy. And exclusive short story, Hondo Ohnaka's Not-So-Big Store, by Jason Fry.

[]
[]

NEWS . . .

Wednesday 11th September
[]
[Star Wars Rebels] First Star Wars Rebels books listed online
Our friends at Knights' Archive[External site - opens in a new window/tab] have spotted what could be the first Star Wars Rebels media tie-in books and the first Star Wars titles to be published by Disney following its acquisition of Lucasfilm last year. Edelweiss online catalogue has listed seven Star Wars titles due to be published by Disney Press in early August - all are children's media tie-in books to the forthcoming Star Wars Rebels series:
  • Star Wars Rebels Early Reader #2 (Level 2) 32 pages, paperback
  • Star Wars Rebels Read-Along Story Book and CD 32 pages, paperback
  • Star Wars Rebels Picture Book 32 pages, paperback
  • Star Wars Untitled 8x8 #1 24 pages, paperback
  • Star Wars Untitled Early Reader #1 32 pages, paperback
  • Star Wars Untitled Chapter Book #1 90 pages, paperback
  • Star Wars Untitled Junior Novel #1 144 pages, paperback
[]
[]

NEW RELEASES . . .

Wednesday 11th September
[] []
[Available now...] Star Wars #9
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by Brian Wood, Ryan Kelly, Dan Parsons et al.
Dark Horse Comics ( [US] & [UK] [import])

Shortly after the Battle of Yavin:
On her own, out in the wide galaxy, while her friends struggle to escape the Empire and evade bounty hunters, Princess Leia steers her X-wing toward the heart of all her grief—a place she longs for, but should probably never revisit: the shattered ruins of her homeworld of Alderaan.

[This story occurs during The Rebellion era.]
[]
[]
[] []
[ Available now... ] Legacy: Book 2
Hardback Graphic Novel by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema et al.
Dark Horse Books ( [US] )

Approximately 137 years after the Battle of Yavin:
A century after the death of Darth Vader, the Sith have returned and the galaxy is on the brink of war. The one hope for stopping the Sith lies with ex-Jedi and would-be pirate Cade Skywalker, the last of the Skywalker lineage. But Cade has plans of his own...more

Collates Alliance, The Hidden Temple, Vector (Chapter Four) and Storms.

[This story occurs during The Legacy of the Force era.]
[]
[]

NEWS . . .

Wednesday 11th September
[]
[Dark Horse Digital] Digital e-comic releases this week
Dark Horse Comics has added the following Star Wars digital comic titles to their Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] e-comic store this week:

Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] purchases can currently be viewed on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, an Android enabled tablet or smartphone or any modern web browser.

[]
[]

NEWS . . .

Monday 9th September
[]
[Honor Among Thieves] Full blurb for Empire and Rebellion: Honor Among Thieves
Last month Random House released the short promotional blurb for the second Empire and Rebellion novel, Honor Among Thieves, now they have updated their online catalog's listing page[External site - opens in a new window/tab] for this novel with the full blurb:

When the mission is to extract a high-level rebel spy from the very heart of the Empire, Leia Organa knows the best man for the job is Han Solo—something the princess and the smuggler can finally agree on. After all, for a guy who broke into an Imperial cell block and helped destroy the Death Star, the assignment sounds simple enough.
But when Han locates the brash rebel agent, Scarlet Hark, she’s determined to stay behind enemy lines. A pirate plans to sell a cache of stolen secrets that the Empire would destroy entire worlds to protect—including the planet where Leia is currently meeting with rebel sympathizers. Scarlet wants to track down the thief and steal the bounty herself, and Han has no choice but to go along if he’s to keep everyone involved from getting themselves killed. From teeming city streets to a lethal jungle to a trap-filled alien temple, Han, Chewbacca, Leia, and their daring new comrade confront one ambush, double cross, and firestorm after another as they try to keep crucial intel out of Imperial hands.
But even with the crack support of Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing squadron, the Alliance heroes may be hopelessly outgunned in their final battle for the highest of stakes: the power to liberate the galaxy from tyranny or ensure the Empire’s reign of darkness forever.

Empire and Rebellion: Honor Among Thieves by James S. A. Corey (pen name for authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) is scheduled for release in hardback, e-Book and Audio Book formats in the US on the 4th March 2014.
(Source: RandomHouse.com[External site - opens in a new window/tab])

[]
  Discuss this story:[][Discuss this story on Facebook][][]
[]

NEWS . . .

Saturday 7th  September
[]
[Star Wars Insider] Jennifer Heddle pens Leia short story for Insider magazine
Via their Facebook[External site - opens in a new window/tab] page Del Rey has announced that Jennifer Heddle, Lucasfilm's Senior Editor, has written a short story that will be published in the October issue of Star Wars Insider (#145 in the US, #121 in the UK):

“Constant Spirit” hurls young Senator Leia Organa into a do-or-die mission, during which learns that freedom cannot be achieved without sacrifice.

Meanwhile Del Rey's blogsite Suvudu.com[External site - opens in a new window/tab] has released the first 50 pages from Martha Well's Leia novel, Empire and Rebellion: Razor's Edge, due for release this month in hardback, e-Book and Audio Book formats in the US.

[]
[]

NEWS . . .

Friday 6th September
[]
[The Paradise Snare] A. C. Crispin passes away
It has been reported that Ann (A.C.) Crispin, author of the Han Solo Trilogy The Paradise Snare, The Hutt Gambit and Rebel Dawn, has lost her long battle with cancer and passed away this morning. Her death comes three days after she posted a farewell on Facebook:

I want to thank you all for your good wishes and prayers. I fear my condition is deteriorating. I am doing the best I can to be positive but I probably don’t have an awful lot of time left. I want you all to know that I am receiving excellent care and am surrounded by family and friends.

(Via TheForce.net[External site - opens in a new window/tab])

[]
[]

NEW RELEASE . . .

Wednesday 4th September
[] []
[Available now...] The Star Wars #1
Comic Book & e-Comic Book by J. W. Rinzler, Mike Mayhew (cover by Nick Runge) et al.
Dark Horse Comics ( [US] & [UK] [import])

Before Star Wars, there was The Star Wars! This is the authorized adaptation of George Lucas’s rough-draft screenplay of what would eventually become a motion picture that would change the world.Annikin Starkiller is the hero...Luke Skywalker is a wizened Jedi general...Han Solo is a big green alien...and the Sith...Well, the Sith are still the bad guys.
Check out our Readers' Guide to variant covers plus a guide to the characters and more.

[]
[]

NEWS . . .

Wednesday 4th September
[]
[Dark Horse Digital] Digital e-comic releases this week
Dark Horse Comics has added the following Star Wars digital comic titles to their Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] e-comic store this week:

Dark Horse Digital[External site - opens in a new window/tab] purchases can currently be viewed on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, an Android enabled tablet or smartphone or any modern web browser.

[]
[]

NEW RELEASE . . .

Tuesday 3rd September
[]
[Available now...] Star Wars Insider #144
Magazine
Titan Magazines ( [US] )

Star Wars Insider pays tribute to a Star Wars icon - Princess Leia. We also celebrate 10 years of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game. We reflect on the best bits of Star Wars Celebration Europe II. And we reveal more fantastic rare images from Episode VI.
Plus: the making of The Star Wars comic revealed; we look at how Star Wars roleplaying games sculpted the universe; artist and writer Jeffrey Brown shares exclusive outtakes from his latest book, Jedi Academy. And exclusive short story, Hondo Ohnaka's Not-So-Big Store, by Jason Fry.

[]
[]

NEWS . . .

Tuesday 3rd September
[]
[The Star Wars] Readers' Guide to "The Star Wars"
Tomorrow the first issue of J.W. Rinzler and Mike Mayhew's 8-part comic book adaptation of George Lucas's 1974 rough-draft screenplay, The Star Wars, is released by Dark Horse Comics. Although this screenplay features many characters and locations that would eventually evolve into the Star Wars we are familiar with, a lot of the characters and their roles within The Star Wars story may come as a bit of a surprise.

So to asist readers with this story we have produced a Readers' Guide to this comic book story which includes details of the various comic book covers (including known variants), characters and locales visited in the story.
[]
[]

2013 - Jan. | Feb. | March | April | May | June | July | August | Sept. | October | Nov. | Dec.
Archives

© SWBooks.co.uk.



advertisement

[ www.swbooks.co.uk ]

Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Contact | Print this page